Back in March, we launched our Virtual Coffee Mornings series to keep conversations running throughout the South West digital and tech community over lockdown. Experienced leaders and founders from Bristol, Bath and beyond came together online to discuss the future of tech, as well as to offer advice for business development and resilience during a crisis. In case you missed the live events, we’ll be sharing stories and insights from our wonderful guest speakers over the course of the next few weeks.

Virtual Coffee Morning #3 was all about coping in the current climate. For the first half of the session, three business development professionals and self-declared optimists discuss the current startup landscape and the impact of COVID-19 on the SMEs they work with.


Ashley Wheeler, TechSPARK’s Head of Partnerships and CEO & Co-founder of HdE;

Gabby Gledshaw, Global Partnerships Manager at Yellowdog;

Jack Thompson, Founder of Gingko Business Development.



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